Man arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after crash caused power cut

The collision occured on Bristol Road. Picture: Google

The collision occured on Bristol Road. Picture: Google - Credit: Archant

A man was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving following a crash on Sunday evening.

Emergency services were called to Bristol Road, in Highbridge, at around 5.10pm following reports of a crash involving a car and a street light which resulted in power cuts for homes in the surrounding area.

A man in his 50s was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving but has been released under investigation.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset police said: “We were called to reports of a car in collision with an electric pylon at about 5.15pm on August 26, leaving wires over the road.

“The driver was trapped in the car, which was damaged by the collision.


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“The road was blocked and a closure put in place.

“Western Power was called to deal with the incident.

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“The driver, a man in his 50s who was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving, has been released under investigation.”

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